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DUE TO FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDANCE ON GATHERINGS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE FAMILY WILL BE HAVING A VEHICLE GRAVESIDE SERVICE.
Friends are welcome to join at the cemetery but please stay at your cars. A sound system will be set up so everyone can hear the service.
WE WILL BE LIVE-STREAMING THE GRAVESIDE ON OUR FOUTS FUNERAL HOME FACEBOOK PAGE.
https://www.facebook.com/Fouts-Funeral-Home-105026182897108/ (please copy and paste the underlined link into your web browser or look up "Fouts Funeral Home" in your Facebook search bar to find the live stream- this will start at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020)
Robert Dean “Bob” Weber was born February 21, 1930 on the family farm in Dunlap, the eighth child of twelve to Henry and Nellie (Holihan) Weber. He attended country school through the eighth grade. In 1951, Robert enlisted into the United States Marine Corp, 1st Division, Platoon 1, #5 becoming one of the few, and the proud. He then volunteered to be a frontline machine gunnist in the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart for injuries and went back to fight after recovering for love of his country. After his honorable discharge in 1954, he returned to the family farm to farm with his brother Don. On December 28, 1956, he married Patricia “Lorraine” Sullivan at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dunlap.
Robert was a grain, hog and cattle farmer and in the 1960s he took on another job at the Denison Hide Company (later became IBP). He was a dedicated employee there for over 25 years, retiring at the age of 65. Bob loved the outdoors and nature. He loved hunting and fishing. He became quite the gardener after retirement sharing the fruit of his labor with family, friends, and his community. Bob was very creative and inventive. Bob had his own way of fixing things. He was a great story teller. Many were drawn to him to listen in. He enjoyed music and would go almost anywhere to hear his son Mark’s band. After his wife passed, Bob started raising bunnies. People came from far and near to pet the bunnies. But most of all, Bob loved his family. He spent his whole life breaking his back to provide for them and stated often how proud he was of all of them.
Robert died peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2020, at home surrounded by family, at the age of 90 years, 2 months and 3 days.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lorraine; all of his siblings, Irene, Dorothy, Marie, Mildred, Lucille, Raymond, Delores, Donald, Ronald, JoAnn, and Phyllis; and many nieces and nephews. He is survived by his children, Diane (Stoy) Asmussen, Colleen (Jeff) Cornelius, Susan (Mark) Nemitz, Donald (Myra) Weber, Timothy (Lisa) Weber, Mark (Patricia) Weber, Julie (Donald) Stavneak; 18 grandchildren, Sheri (Kipp) Kanne, Ashley (Brian) Paterson, Michael (Vicki) Nemitz, Nichole(Nick) Schroeder, Trevor Asmussen, Heather Cornelius, Derrick Cornelius, Matthew (Brittney) Nemitz, Benjamin (Elizabeth) Weber, Haley (Zach) Weber, Samuel Weber, Abby Weber, Sullivan Stavneak, Molly (Jack) Weber, Hannah Weber, Lucia Stavneak, Joslyn Stavneak, and Hazel Stavneak; six great-grandchildren, Weber Kanne, Harper Schroeder, Braytn Kanne, Carter Schroeder, Paisley Schroeder, Brooks Paterson, and Baby Boy Weber in June; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Jack) Roane and Sally Sullivan; and many other family and friends.
I love you more Dad and Gramps.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
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